PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Did Mets reliever Jeurys Familia really break catcher Taylor Teagarden's glove with a 100-mph fastball Saturday?
"Broke Teagarden's glove," Mets bench coach Bob Geren said. "Went right through the web. That's like a script out of a movie."
Teagarden said the strings on his glove already were loose when Familia fired a super fastball in the ninth inning of the Mets' 3-3 split-squad tie with the Twins at Tradition Field.
"I've had this glove since 2009," Teagarden said. "In theory, he broke it, I guess."
Geren, a former major-league catcher, is managing the Mets' team here with Terry Collins running the other squad in Las Vegas.
Whether Familia gets credit or not for a BCM (Broken Catcher's Mitt), Geren was impressed by the 24-year-old righthander.
"Two days in a row he threw the ball really, really well," Geren said. "Obviously, he threw the ball hard."
Familia, who pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout, is unscored upon in five innings.